Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by IVN
Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an emergency proclamation for the counties of Butte, Colusa, Del Norte, Mariposa, Napa, Santa Cruz, Solano and Tuolumne to help communities recover from severe February storms that caused widespread flooding, mudslides and damage to critical infrastructure.
- Written by Adam Pintar
Gaithersburg, Maryland - Now, if you’re familiar with either statistics or J.R.R. Tolkien, I know the title grabbed your attention. And if not, don’t worry, all will become clear in time, but I’ve always wanted to reference “The Lord of the Rings” in a title (and scientific papers provide little opportunity for that!).
- Written by Kayla Zacharias
West Lafayette, Indiana - Membrane proteins play an important role in many biological processes. Studies suggest they’re targeted by more than 50% of all modern medicinal drugs. Unfortunately for researchers, determining their structures has been a longstanding challenge because it’s difficult to track the protein without damaging the cellular membrane using current techniques. Not anymore.
Protestants softening stance on homosexuality, despite recent United Methodist vote on LBGTQ clergy same-sex marriage
- Written by Joseph Paul
West Lafayette, Indiana - Members of the United Methodist Church General Conference met in a special session in February and voted narrowly in favor of the “traditional plan,” which reinforces the church’s ban on LGBTQ clergy and same-sex marriage. The denomination’s Judicial Council is expected to meet in April to decide whether the plan is constitutional based on the church’s Book of Discipline.
- Written by USDA
Sacramento, California - The USDA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) provides grants to organizations for education, mentoring, and technical assistance initiatives for beginning farmers or ranchers. Ensuring there will be a “new generation” of beginning farmers and ranchers — regardless of age or production choice — is especially important to the continuation of agricultural production in the United States.
- Written by John Grimaldi
Budapest, Hungary - Ask a Hungarian and he or she is likely to tell you that Hungary’s capital, Budapest, is famous for its spas. But, the Association of Mature American Citizens reports that the “Queen of the Danube,” is fast gaining a reputation for its edgy grasp of 21st Century technology.
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